Liturgy of the Sunday

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First Reading

Acts 8, 5-8.14-17

And Philip went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them.

The people unanimously welcomed the message Philip preached, because they had heard of the miracles he worked and because they saw them for themselves.

For unclean spirits came shrieking out of many who were possessed, and several paralytics and cripples were cured.

As a result there was great rejoicing in that town.

When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,

and they went down there and prayed for them to receive the Holy Spirit,

for as yet he had not come down on any of them: they had only been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.